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Essai sur l'histoire naturelle du Chili,


Published 1789
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Translation, by Gruvel, of: Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili. Bologna, 1782

Original work in Italian is an extended version of the natural history section of the author's: Compendio della storia geografica, naturale e civile del regno del Chile. Bologna, 1776 (published anonymously)

Edited by Gruvel (footnotes signed: G.)

Text in French; diagnoses of taxa of animals, plants and minerals in Latin

Signatures: a A-Y (a1 verso blank). Leaf Y1 unsigned, leaves Y2-Y3 signed as: "Y-Yii"

Text divided into four books: "Livre premier. Situation, météores, & température du Chili." (p. [1]-26); "Livre II. Eaux, terres, pierres, sels, bitumes & métaux." (p. 27-92); "Livre troisieme. Herbes, arbustes & arbres du Chili." (p. 93-168); "Livre IV. Vers, insectes, reptiles, poissons, oiseaux, & quadrupedes du Chili." (p. 169-351)

Book IV includes two catalogues: "Tableau méthodique des nouvelles especes décrites dans cet ouvrage, d'après le systême de Linné." (p. 319-339); "Vocabulaire chilien, relativement à l'histoire naturelle." (p. 340-351)

Includes bibliographical references

Brown, J.C. Cat., 1493-1800

Backer-Sommervogel

Streit, R. Bib. missionum

Quérard

Stafleu & Cowan

John Carter Brown Library copy 1 (07355) has many groups of leaves unopened

John Carter Brown Library copy 2 (10722; 20 cm.) bound in contemporary quarter calf and paper boards


Volume Copy 2
Publisher A Paris, : chez Neé de la Rochelle, libraire, rue du Hurepoix, près du pont Saint-Michel, no. 13.
Pages 378
Language fr
Call number b2227892
Digitizing sponsor John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor John Carter Brown Library
Collection jcbportugalbrazil; JohnCarterBrownLibrary; americana
Notes No table-of-contents pages found. Copyright on title page.

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